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TeamSlot makes superb choise of models...
Like now... those are two very nice cars, and the old Manta's and the old Escorts...

But what about the quality?
Are they any good?

I don't have any TeamSlot car so far... but I'm tempted to buy the Rothmans Escort and the Golf I GTI. Should I do it?

Greetz

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I have to admit to being a fan of Team Slot. As you can see from the pictures, the fact that they are resin aside, they often need some work on them to make them presentable (have a look at the collapsed glass in the cockpit of the Golf for an example) but with a little cleaning and tidying and some decent Cartrix or Slot.it wheels and tyres, I think they are great. It is also nice to see cars that you would see at your local track or on the roads everyday, and this gives the models an added appeal IMHO


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I just got my first Team Slot car a couple of weeks ago. It is a Lancia Delta Integrale and is a plastic (rather than resin) bodied version. It needed some adjustment, although not much more than the average Fly. The axles had so much play that I was afraid to run it before shimming the axles. The motor could not be turned over by turning the wheels. The motor was also very loose. The layout looks very similar to an SCX 4wd rally car. The motor looks just like an SCX, but with a red plasting end can.

After shimming the axles and gluing in the motor, it runs very well and is one of my quicker rally cars. I run all rally cars without magnets or weight. The motor is much faster than the standard SCX RX-81 and the tires are quite grippy. I actually swapped the front tires with the rears from my SCX Toyota GT4, so they would be closer in lap times. The Team Slot tires helped the SCX car go a few tenths quicker. The detail is pretty nice, with a nicely detailed exterior and a decent half deep interior. Overall, I think it's a nice car and would buy another.
 

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I own a Lancia Integrale, Alfa Fulvia and a Teamslot Ford Capri (kit). At first I really disliked these models for the following reasons, poor build quality, decals badly misaligned to make matters worse, a yellowing clear coat had been applied (noticeable on all white decals) and regarding running, my immediate opinion was out of round wheels, very noisy to run and rather slow.

After some time, things have improved, the cars are fun, reminds me of driving cars from yesteryear which is IMHO a good thing, similar to SCX cars without magnets; probably the best comparison I can come up with!

There is a certain charm factor when owning hand built models compared to the mass produced versions, the choice of cars that Teamslot produce across the range is superb, including the Ford Capri RS. Any company that produce cars like the following has got to be applauded, and more importantly encouraged.




Ford Capri RS2900 1973

If you can overlook the build quality issues, these are very nice cars. I have chosen to forget the criticisms above, mainly because the lure of owning 1/32 cars such as VW Golf's, Escorts etc, is too great a temptation to resist!

Jamie

P.S. Regarding the Sierra & Golf, nothing a set of BBS style spoke wheels couldn't fix.
 

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QUOTE (Jamie @ 10 Aug 2004, 22:04)If you can overlook the build quality issues, these are very nice cars. I have chosen to forget the criticisms above, mainly because the lure of owning 1/32 cars such as VW Golf's, Escorts etc, is too great a temptation to resist!

P.S. Regarding the Sierra & Golf, nothing a set of BBS style spoke wheels couldn't fix.
That's the reason why i would buy them too!
The model choise! The old Escorts, Golfs, Manta's... Rrrr...

Too bad they are'n as nicely done as Fly's!

And yes... That black golf I with the Ninco BBS wheels... Rrr...
 
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